Fall is a great time to get out there and explore Connecticut! Connecticut has SO many great breweries and vineyards all over the state for you to enjoy! Some are kid and pet friendly, some have food trucks and fun events throughout the year! Hurry up and plan your next visit!
To us, good beer is elementary. We take a scientific approach to the brewing process, respecting heritage and classic styles, while pushing the boundaries by embracing a healthy appetite for experimentation.
Above all, we believe in fresh, local and flavorful beer of the very best quality. We are having fun brewing up the future in Black Rock as the first brewery in Bridgeport since 1940!
We are open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays! We have 8+ beers on tap plus hard cider and wine. We have The Blind Rhino providing table service with great food; and yes, we are family-friendly. Dogs are welcome outside-only. Our space is available for private events, so please contact us for your next party (capacity 50). Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates!
Location: 3389 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT
Available for Private Events
Hops on the Hill is a 100% “farm to glass” brewery. All of our beers are made with hops and grains grown on our farm and other family run farms within 30 miles of our brewery. The brewery and tasting room reside in a tobacco drying barn and are surrounded by operating farmland where we grow hops, broadleaf tobacco, pumpkins and other crops.
Our mission is to use our great venue and beer to build and improve our community. We bring people together so they can taste and experience our local history and tradition, enjoy the beauty of our authentic farm environment, and pause to live life more simply and easily. We strive to honor and preserve the beauty of South Glastonbury for future generations.
Additional Local Breweries
254 Crown Street New Haven, CT
12 Water St. Mystic, CT
Beer Garden @ Shippan Landing
290 Harbor Dr Stamford, CT
225 South Frontage Rd Bridgeport, CT
Caius Farm Brewery – Coming Soon
101 N Branford Rd Branford, CT
4 Star Point Stamford, CT
942 Main Street Hartford, CT
CT Brewery Collective
1 Wolcott Rd Wolcott
40 Bridgeport Ave Milford, CT
East Rock Brewery Company
285 Nicoll St New Haven, CT
Fairfield Craft Ales
724 Honeyspot Rd Stratford, CT
Fox Farm Brewery
43 Homestead Ave Stamford, CT
Two Roads Brewing Company
1700 Stratford Ave Stratford
Aquila’s Nest Vineyards is an experience-focused winery providing visitors with immersive experiences that embrace each of the five senses, offering a selection of the finest Connecticut grown wines while connecting visitors to the breathtaking scenery of northern Fairfield County.
Aquila’s Nest was inspired by mythological tales and our love for astronomy. All our wines are branded with the image of a constellation, the name of a woman drawn from an ancient Mediterranean myth, the inscription of a wisdom Latin phrase translated in English in the back of the label, as well as a unique wine cup design of the story that brings all these elements together.
Aquila’s Nest Vineyards has 10 acres of Vines planted. Our first harvest was in the Fall of 2019. We’re currently serving 5 wines with at least 3 more in the making.
In 1979, Bill and Judith Hopkins transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, one of the first in what has become a thriving Connecticut industry. Since then, it has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 11 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug.
The Hopkins family believes that great wines begin in the vineyard. We take the utmost care in growing our own grapes and producing award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines. Our wines are produced in small handcrafted batches from premium estate grown grapes. Enjoy our fine wines and pair them with our recipe ideas
Additional Local Vineyards
103 Hartford Ave, East Granby, CT
115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT
1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd, Wallingford, CT
Jones Family Farm and Winery
606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT
Paradise Hill Vineyard
15 Wind Swept Hill Rd, Wallingford, CT
11 Shailor Hill Rd Colchester, CT
Saltwater Farm Vineyards
349 Elm Street Stonington, CT
292 Bee Brook Rd Washington Depot, CT
403 Derby Ave Orange, CT
523 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington, CT
Sunset Hill Vineyard
5 Ely’s Ferry Rd Lyme, CT
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
599 Old Middle St. Goshen, CT